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City of Darwin

Market characteristics

City of Darwin has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Northern Territory.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of City of Darwin's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about City of Darwin's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
City of Darwin20162011Change
NameNumber%Northern Territory %Number%Northern Territory %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents78,804100.0100.072,954100.0100.0+5,850
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years14,54718.521.613,90719.123.2+640
15 - 24 years9,44212.013.410,18514.014.9-743
25 - 54 years39,22249.847.635,29648.446.4+3,926
55 - 64 Years8,51410.810.28,24611.39.8+268
65 years and over7,0679.07.25,3207.35.7+1,747
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5,8937.58.95,2847.29.4+609
Secondary school4,4375.65.84,3035.96.0+134
Total overseas born24,91131.619.819,41526.616.6+5,496
Speaks language other than English at home21,06726.729.415,24320.926.7+5,824
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,7993.63.92,2193.04.9+580
Bachelor or higher degree16,78526.117.112,72421.614.8+4,061
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,4978.67.24,6057.86.5+892
Certificate level11,79618.419.810,57717.918.9+1,219
No qualification20,96532.637.821,48536.443.5-520
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,6939.811.4--------
$650 to $1,4995,16118.922.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4496,70624.523.7--------
$2,500 or more 9,37634.328.9--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house16,13948.260.315,49350.962.0+646
Medium house7,86323.519.68,14826.820.9-285
High density7,82623.410.15,40017.77.2+2,426

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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